chokeberry [chohk-ber-ee, -buh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural choke·ber·ries.
- the berrylike fruit of any North American shrub of the genus Aronia, of the rose family, especially A. arbutifolia (red chokeberry), A. melanocarpa (black chokeberry), or A. prunifolia (purple chokeberry).
- the plant that bears this fruit.
Chokeberry, buckthorn, elder berry, and mulberry will attract birds away from blackberry and raspberry patches.
Mary Rogers Miller
There were thickets of aronia or chokeberry, whose flat white blossoms and reddish bark showed its kinship to the apple tree.
She afterwards discovered that the pink juice of chokeberry did very well for lips, cheeks, and gay dresses.
British Dictionary definitions for chokeberry chokeberry noun plural -ries
- any of various North American rosaceous shrubs of the genus Aronia
- the red or purple bitter fruit of any of these shrubs